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Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Makes the National Film Registry List

31 December 2009 12:36 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Michael Jackson's 1983 video "Thriller" is among the 25 motion pictures that have been selected this year for preservation by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.

The Hollywood Reporter tells us:

Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names 25 films to the registry that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant, to be preserved for all time. These films are not selected as the "best" American films of all time; rather, they are chosen as works of enduring importance to American culture.

So now, "Thriller" is one of the 525 films since the Registry's inception to be preserved and honored as a significant element of our history.

Here's the complete list of 2009 selections:

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

The Exiles (1961)

Heroes All (1920)

Hot Dogs for Gauguin (1972)

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Jezebel (1938)

The Jungle (1967)

The Lead Shoes (1949)

Little Nemo (1911)

Mabel's Blunder (1914)

The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

The Muppet Movie »

- Manny

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